Community Counselor Cindy recently asked her families and au pairs to share what they were thankful for this Thanksgiving. Not surprisingly, it was all about family:
One host parent shared: “I am very thankful for our au pair because she is so determined (and not giving up) to make my wild children into polite, thoughtful, neat, respectful little human beings. And also for being so supportive to her host mom.”
And what did her au pair have to say? “I’m thankful for being part of a beautiful American family, that supports me and include me as I am part of them. I’m thankful for the kids that I have, because they color my gray days.”
Another family shared: “We love our au pair and we are thankful to have such a hardworking au pair that blends right into our family! I’m praying she stays for 2 years! To be completely at ease while my husband and I work, and to know everything is taken care of and my children are loved, is such a blessing! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!”
Are the au pairs homesick this time of year? Not in Cindy’s cluster! “I am thankful for being able to fulfill my dream of living abroad in a country that is as crazy as it is wonderful with all its characteristics. I also am thankful for meeting so many new and different people from all around the world. Moreover, I am thankful for feeling home and welcome by my host family and my Community Counselor, Cindy, so that I don’t even think about feeling homesick.
Read the rest of the post on Cindy’s blog.